The Qi Balance Mentorship is a 4-month program that is structured with Modules on history, application, relevance and principles of practice, followed by workshops and discussions of case studies and individual analyses of clients.
The primary goal is to thoroughly train practitioners in Qi Balance Diagnosis of Sasang Constitution so that they may use it to provide diet and lifestyle advice to clients regardless of the style of acupuncture they practice. Other goals are to provide another diagnostic tool for Sasang acupuncturists and to provide the classes in a format that meets the CEU requirements for all California acupuncturists.
Each month will start with a 4-6 hour Module, scheduled on a Saturday. Dates for the Modules will be scheduled throughout the year. Then 4 practical, interactive online discussions will be scheduled once a week for the remainder of that month. Only the Modules themselves will be eligible for CA acupuncture CEUs (pending). Some states will grant PDAs for CA CEUs. This depends on your state and you should check your state licensing body for this information. This constitutes the Mentorship Program.
The Modules themselves are a basic teaching of the principles of this system. However, they, alone, will not prepare you to work competently in diagnosing and treating patients. Experiential training is paramount to the practice of all aspects of Asian medicine.
General outline of the program:
Module 1 – Korea/China history, Sasang Basics, Chinese Astrology
Module 2 – Easy charts, Earth charts, Personality and Energetic Influences
Module 3 – Medium charts, Fire, Water, Wood charts. Difficult charts, Metal charts
Module 4 – Patient support & education, Self-cultivation, Research, Program Review
CEU certificates will be issued at the end of each Module. However, the mentorship program must be completed in its entirety and a competency test, taken at the end of the series, must be passed to receive certification. The certificate will be suitable for display in your office. Ongoing support, at a nominal fee, will also be available to practitioners who have received their certification.